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#1

The circus arrives without warning. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Against the grey sky the towering tents are striped black and white. A sign hanging upon iron gates reads:

Opens at Nightfall

Closes at Dawn

As dusk shifts to twili... Read more about The Night Circus

#2

Reality bends all the more acutely with lack of sleep in this stunning novel from the master of the surreal.

Eyes mark the shape of the city

The midnight hour approaches in an almost-empty diner. Mari sips her coffee and reads a book, but soon her s... Read more about After Dark

#3

A beautiful and distinguished family.

A private island.

A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.

A group of four friends-the Liars-whose friendship turns destructive.... Read more about We Were Liars

#4

**Now available to pre-order, MATRIX, the remarkable new novel from Lauren Groff**

'A really powerful novel' BARACK OBAMA

'Enough betrayal, vengeance and sex to read like one of the Greek tragedies' OBSERVER

'Rich, lyrical and rewarding.' PAULA HAWKI... Read more about Fates and Furies

#5

"A brilliant achievement."

-Boston Herald

"Entertaining…profound….A novel for adults that unearths our buried fascination with the primal fears and truths fairy tales contain."

-Christian Science Monitor ... Read more about Mirror Mirror

#6

New York Times Editor's Choice

Twenty-two-year-old Galen lives with his emotionally dependent mother in a secluded house outside Sacramento, surviving on the family's trust fund-money that his aunt, Helen, and seventeen-year-old cousin, Jennifer, are... Read more about Dirt

#7

Joseph Conrad, W. Somerset Maugham, and Anthony Burgess have shaped our perceptions of Malaysia. In Tash Aw, we now have an authentic Malaysian voice that remaps this literary landscape.

The Harmony Silk Factory traces the story of textile merchant J... Read more about The Harmony Silk Factory

#8

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the... Read more about The Song of Achilles

#9

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when ... Read more about The Secret History

#10

A mindbending, relentlessly surprising thriller from the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy.

"Are you happy with your life?"

Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.

Before he awake... Read more about Dark Matter

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